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enveloping rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks stepping down and dan harris tracking the latest overnight. >> good morning. it's important to remember that rebekah brooks wasn't just any executive, he referred to her as his daughter reportedly bought her lavish gifts and often would dine alone at her at a country pub rather than taking power meetings with business leaders or politicians. rebekah brooks worked extremely closely with rupert murdoch for 22 years including editing the newspaper at the heart of this scandal and then running all of his british newspapers. in stepping down this morning brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt. this resignation is the latest in a string of hard hits for murdoch. the 80-year-old titan, the man who in america owns fox news and "the wall street journal." he has remained relatively mum as this scandal has metastasized but this morning he is now finally speaking out about the scandal involving one of his tabloid papers in england, "news of the world." accused of bribing police officials and hacking into
,000 ring to his lady love. former miss texas usa, brooke daniels. she said no but didn't say no to the ring. she still has it. and, yes. now they have a date, not a wedding date but a date in court on friday. looks like roy could learn a few things from aaron who proposed to the lovely amalia on "gma" this past monday. aaron did not get sacked. did you hear the knockout punch? i tried it. you should try to envision it. >>> all right. i love this story. take a look at this outrageous, new toy called the megamouth. and, everybody, hold your comments. it is so hot. it is completely sold out, with kids and adults using it as an inspiring way to tell others to, well, shut theirs. or as dr. evil would say -- >> talk to the hand because the face don't want to hear it anymore. >> exactly. exactly. >>> and finally, "forbes" has put out their list of the highest-paid actresses had hollywood. and topping the list this year, angelina jolie. probably no surprise. and sarah jessica parker. each bringing in a cool $30 million last year. they may walk the red carpet. but they're also rolling in the green.
empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> reporter: as the news tightens, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. he is ac
brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with information -- i acted on advice of executives. >> there's more. last late night, the head of scotland
. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims. apparently it didn't work. >> jeffery, thanks so much. >>> you know, we all know that driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is a dangerous con for mags. many still do it. is there any way to change behavior? abc's lisa stark has our exclusive report on a new study that shows the answer is yes. >> re
engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. murdoch, his son james and former top lieutenant rebekah brooks who was arrested all set to face what may be their toughest day yet in the scandal. abc's jeffrey kofman has been following the latest and has new developments coming this morning. . >> reporter: and good morning to you, david. it has begun. they're appearing before parliament to answer questions about the scandal that has turned this country upside-down. their reputations now at stake. rupert murdoch began his appearance with an apology. >> this is the most humbled day of my life. i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are. to particularly to the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions. it's of great regret for everybody at news corporation. >> reporter: for this family, everything is at stake. the global media empire rupert murdoch built and his dreams of handing it over to his children. today for the first time since the scandal broke here they will answer questions publicly before british politicians. it is must see tv around the world. a media dynasty on the brink. >
is not backing down. in the past he has dated claudia schiffer and brooke shields and has two admitted illegitimate kids. >> if her royal fiancee were to believe moments before their wedding, i think the summer runaway bride would definitely be the new black. that would have had huge, epic, massive consequences. i think the world would have tilted in its axis. >> reporter: wittstock, a former olympic swimmer, has been dating the prince for five years. any recent hints of nerves or discord? cnn just aired this recent interview. >> i'm fine. i haven't got any problems so far. but everything seems to be going really well and i'm excited and can't wait. >> reporter: and tv guide's carly steele caught up with her recently. >> are you excited about your upcoming wedding. >> oh, yeah, i think any woman would be. >> i just spoke with a close friend of prince albert's and all is well. >> reporter: maybe some jitters at the prospect of 3,500 guests, marrying into royalty and marrying one of the world's most eligible and wayward bachelors. now, this wedding is so fancy there are two ceremonies, i
in britain. rebekah brooks has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of corruption. she was charged with hacking in the phones of murder victims. and stars. murdoch's son is under investigation for covering up the hacking scandal. >>> a california man was arrested for allegedly making death threats against senator barbara boxer. police say that her office received a series of threatening voice messages this week. the 47-year-old man is being held on $500,000 on bail. he will be in court on tuesday. >>> a colorado woman could face jail tame after an argument at an airport check point turned nasty. the 61-year-old is accused of groping a female tsa agent at phoenix's international airport. she refused to go through screening and grabbed the agent's breast. she's facing one felony account of sexual abuse. >>> in what is believed to be a first, a military contingent marched in a gay pride saturday. 200 active duty troops and veterans marched in san diego's parade wearing t-shirts advertising their branch of service. many came out to show their support for ending don't ask, don't tell. >
relations fiasco. he and his son james and rebekah brooks, his shamed lieutenant, will all appear before parliament, and i think you're going to see the modern-day version of a public flogging. it's going to be ugly and his son james himself is not out of hot water y. his son james could face serious charges in this. >> indeed. in the u.s. we're watching this as a drama unfolding involving a very powerful man, but over in the uk it's been called the british watergate. why is that? >> reporter: this is huge. you just cannot underestimate or should i say overestimate the importance of this because the people of britain have discovered something they didn't know, that for the last 30 years murdoch through the power of these papers, and he owns four of the major papers, 40% of the circulation in this country, has been bullying politicians of all parties to follow his political line, and if you didn't, he destroyed you in his papers, and now they're discovering that, and now he has been brought to his knees. >> a huge story on both sides of the pond. jeffrey kofman, thank you. >>> and now to
. murdoch, his son james and former top lieutenant rebekah brooks arrested all set to face what may be their toughest day yet in the scandal. jeffrey kofman has been following the latest and has new developments. jeffrey, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning to you, david. that's right. rupert murdoch and his son james arrived at the british parliament moments ago facing a crush of cameras and a throng of people. the headline this morning, reports that murdoch may actually step down from the helm of news corporation as this crisis threatens to destroy a $33 billion global empire. for this family, everything is at stake. the global media empire rupert murdoch built and his dreams of handing it over to his children. today for the first time since the scandal broke here they will answer questions publicly before british politicians. it is must see tv around the world. a media dynasty on the brink. >> if you look at murdoch and i've looked at him for many, many years, he's a man that knows what's going on in his company. today we want to know when did you know, when did james kno
watch. he paid the price and resigned. >> reporter: while 200 will lose their job, not rebecca brooks even though she was the other editor. >> it was reported she offered her resignation and in this situation i would have taken it. >> reporter: her outspoken boss, rupert murdoch, who is in idaho this week is standing by her. do you walk this fast all the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: but he can't run away from the reality that his empire has been exposed to things so shocking despite its 168-year history he is sitting it down for good. >> it is clear that "news of the world" as owned and managed by rupert murdoch was a criminal organization. >> reporter: it was hated by celebrities, politicians, even the royals for its relentless pursuit of sensational stories. remember the duchess of york caught selling access to prince andrew. beckham's secret affair. it made it hugely profitable for murdoch. that changed this week with revelations that they hacked the voice mails of 4,000 people, not just celebrities but families of a murdered teen, terrorist victi
-wife brooke mueller and trashing a hotel room with another porn star in it but figured it was all tabloid misrepresentation. but were you not concerned there might be a kernel of truth to it and maybe you were putting yourself in a dicey situation. >> i believe that from most rumors there's some truth, but i wasn't -- i did not get that vibe from him whatsoever. >> reporter: have you ever seen him benave a violent way. >> no, i've never seen charlie behave violently in any situation. >> reporter: you never felt personally scared or threatened? >> no. >> reporter: olson swears up and down she has never seen sheen do dawgs even when she moved into his home in february. what did surprise her, she says, was natty. so you moved in and you find out there's another woman living there too? >> on the rigde over there his assistant says did you -- did charlie tell you about natty and i said who and he was like, oh, then i get to the house and there she is standing in the kitchen and she didn't look too happy to see me with my bags. >> reporter: one week after the war between sheen and the creator o
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